'London man' arrested at Premier League match

A man, believed to be from the London area, has been arrested by Merseyside Police for pitch encroachment.

– Everton spokesman

Security staff at Everton escorted a man attempting to warm up with Manchester City players off the field prior to this afternoon's Barclays Premier League game between the two sides.

Dressed in City kit, he ran on along the touchline as City's players warmed up and attempted to join them.

But his presence soon alerted the interest of stewards and he was led away.

Play was held up in the corresponding fixture between the two sides last season when a man ran onto the field and handcuffed himself to a goalpost.